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Maha Mastakabhiksheka

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Mahamastakabhisheka, the head anointing ceremony of Lord Bahubali, or Gomateshwara. The ceremony, which comes once in 12 years where the 1,024-year-old monolith is anointed

Jain monks carried the holy water from the Digambar Jain mutt to the venue. To the chant of hymns, the pontiff Charukeerthi Bhattarka filled a giant pot with rice and sealed it with silver coconut, signalling the inauguration of the spectacular event.

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Karnataka, India
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Time people usually spend here:
3 hours
Altitude / Height:
2852 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
0.0000000°N, 0.0000000°E
Distance from Shravanabelagola to Maha Mastakabhiksheka
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Maha Mastakabhiksheka..

Overall Rating:4.4

  '4' out of 5
"Chandragiri hill is a jain centre famous for its colossal monolith statue of Gommateshwara, 17 meters in height , carved out of a single boulder . Knownas" BAHUBALI" it is said to be the tallest monolith statue in the world. Thousands of devotees congregate here ton perform the special Mahamastakabhisheka , a spectacular ceremony held once in 12 years, when the statue of Gommateshwara is anointed with milk,curd, ghee, honey, saffron and gold coins. It is worth visiting place."
  '5' out of 5
"Medium size hill , has steps cut on the rocks to climb. Shoes are not allowed to be worn while climbing so carry 2-3 pair of socks and wear one on top of other while climbing. Lot of temples on the top. Chandragupta Maurya spent his final days here."
  '5' out of 5
"Well preserved 1,000 year old temple on top of the mountain. Must visit."
  '4' out of 5
"A very calm and spiritual place. It's quite difficult to climb up the hill without shoes at noon when the sun is at its peak."
  '5' out of 5
"Wonderful Place"

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